Politics

Lara Trump, co-chair of the Republican National Committee, appears on

The GOP Campaign to Sow Chaos at the Ballot Box Has Already Begun The GOP Campaign to Sow Chaos at the Ballot Box Has Already Begun

A new lawsuit filed against the state of Nevada by the Trump team and its friends in the RNC says a lot about how they plan to suppress the vote in November.

May 9, 2024 / Elie Mystal

Palestinians hold leaflets dropped by Israeli planes calling on them to evacuate ahead of an Israeli military operation in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, May 6, 2024.

Rafah Is in Panic as the Israeli Invasion Begins Rafah Is in Panic as the Israeli Invasion Begins

With Israeli forces entering Gaza’s southernmost city, scenes from the Nakba are being repeated in the strip’s last refuge.

May 8, 2024 / Ruwaida Kamal Amer and Mahmoud Mushtaha

President Joe Biden in Emancipation Hall at the US Capitol in Washington, D.C., on May 7, 2024. Biden denounced antisemitism at college campus protests against Israel during an annual Holocaust commemoration.

What Biden’s Holocaust Speech Ignored What Biden’s Holocaust Speech Ignored

The president’s ahistorical account of Gaza failed to acknowledge the discomfiting truth that brutalized communities can visit the same traumas on others.

May 8, 2024 / Chris Lehmann

A courtroom sketch of Stormy Daniels on the witness stand, leaning onto her left arm, with the judge in the background.

Stormy Daniels Takes the Stand Stormy Daniels Takes the Stand

The trial isn’t about Trump’s bad behavior but committing business crimes to win an election. It’s a shame that Daniels’s story is being ruled largely irrelevant in the courtroom.

May 8, 2024 / Joan Walsh

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They said.

May 8, 2024 / OppArt / Jen Sorensen

Conservative Policy Institute Chair Jim Demint at a 2018 press conference

The Right’s Partners in Weaponized Policymaking The Right’s Partners in Weaponized Policymaking

In remarkably short order, Donald Trump has transformed from the face of a hard-right insurgency in the GOP to the caretaker of the party’s future. This change has been anything bu…

May 8, 2024 / Chris Lewis and Toni Aguilar Rosenthal

Tents on campus

On Student Protests and Elected Officials On Student Protests and Elected Officials

While we may not agree on everything, we must remain focused on our central goals: saving lives in Gaza, ending weapons funding for Israel, and advancing freedom for Palestinians....

May 8, 2024 / Iman Jodeh

Vinson Cunningham’s Searching Novel of Faith and Politics

Vinson Cunningham’s Searching Novel of Faith and Politics Vinson Cunningham’s Searching Novel of Faith and Politics

In Great Expectations, Cunningham examines the hope and aspirations of the Obama generation.

May 8, 2024 / Books & the Arts / Tope Folarin

A hand-drawn poster with a heart on it, with words including

Oregon Revives the Drug War Oregon Revives the Drug War

The state’s landmark decriminalization initiative wasn’t given a real chance.

May 8, 2024 / Comment / Lydia Kiesling

Donald Trump listens as South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem speaks during a Buckeye Values PAC Rally in Vandalia, Ohio, on March 16, 2024.

Kristi Noem Is the Latest Republican to Learn You Can’t Out-Trump Donald Trump Kristi Noem Is the Latest Republican to Learn You Can’t Out-Trump Donald Trump

The South Dakota governor's attempt at mimicking the former president’s obstreperous public image has fallen disastrously flat.

May 7, 2024 / Chris Lehmann

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